Nebraska Capitol Art Gallery

Learn More About the Art in the Nebraska State Capitol

This gallery features much of the artwork within the Nebraska State Capitol and we are continuing to add more. When you click on these art pieces, you will learn about the art itself, its meaning, and any historical context behind the artwork. There are links and sources within each piece if you want to learn more about the art, its history, or the artist who created it.

Although the art is beautiful as photographed, we encourage you to make the trip to experience it in person.

Genius of Creative Energy by Hildreth Meière

Genius of Creative Energy

Hildreth Meière

Labors of the Heart by Kenneth Evett

Labors of the Heart

Kenneth Evett

Labors of the Hand by Kenneth Evett

Labors of the Hand

Kenneth Evett

Labors of the Head by Kenneth Evett

Labors of the Head

Kenneth Evett

The Homesteader's Campfire by James Penney

The Homesteader’s Campfire

James Penney

The First Furrow by James Penney

The First Furrow

James Penney

The House Raising by James Penney

The House Raising

James Penney

The Virtues by Hildreth Meière

The Virtues

Hildreth Meière

The Coming of The Railroad by Francis John Miller

The Coming of the Railroad

Francis John Miller

The Spirit of Nebraska by Reinhold Pieper Marxhausen

The Spirit of Nebraska

Reinhold Pieper Marxhausen

The United States Survey by Charles Clement

The United States Survey

Charles Clement

The Blizzard of 1888 by Jeanne Reynal

The Blizzard of 1888

Jeanne Reynal

The Building of the Capitol by Reinhold Pieper Marxhausen

The Building of the Capitol

Reinhold Pieper Marxhausen

Tree Planting by Jeanne Reynal

Tree Planting

Jeanne Reynal

Earth as Life Giver by Hildreth Meière

Earth as Life-Giver

Hildreth Meière

Vital Energy by Hildreth Meière

Vital Energy

Hildreth Meière

Genius of Water by Hildreth Meière

Genius of Water

Hildreth Meière

Genius of Fire by Hildreth Meière

Genius of Fire

Hildreth Meière

Genius of Earth by Hildreth Meière

Genius of Earth

Hildreth Meière

Genius of Air by Hildreth Meière

Genius of Air

Hildreth Meière

Warner Chamber Doors Designed by Lee Laurie and carved by Keats Lorenz

Warner Chamber Doors

Designed By Lee Lawrie
Carved by Keats Lorenz

The Norris Chamber Doors by Hildreth Meière

Norris Chamber Doors

Hildreth Meière

Human Existence by Hildreth Meière

Human Existence

Hildreth Meière

Capitol HIll in Rome by Hildreth Meière

Capitol Hill in Rome

Hildreth Meière

Acropolis of Greece by Hildreth Meière

Acropolis of Greece

Hildreth Meière

The Spirit of the Soil by Hildreth Meière

Spirit of the Soil

Hildreth Meière

Spirit of Animal Life by Hildreth Meière

The Spirit of Animal Life

Hildreth Meière

The Spirit of Vegetation by Hildreth Meière

Spirit of Vegetation

Hildreth Meière

Lakota Sun Dance by Hildreth Meière

Lakota Sun Dance

Designed by Hildreth Meière

The State by Augustus Vincent Tack

The State

Augustus Vincent Tack

The Coming of the Pioneers by Lee Lawrie

The Coming of the Pioneers

Lee Lawrie

Nebraska Becomes a State by Lee Lawrie

Nebraska Becomes a State

Lee Lawrie

The Nebraska-Kansas Act by Lee Laurie

The Nebraska-Kansas Act

Lee Lawrie

The Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon by Lee Lawrie

The Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon

Lee Lawrie

The Emancipation Proclamation by Lee Lawrie

The Emancipation Proclamation

Lee Lawrie

Signing of the Mayflower Compact by Lee Lawrie

The Signing of the Mayflower Compact

Lee Lawrie

Las Casas Pleads for the Indian by Lee Lawrie

Las Casas Pleads for the Indian

Lee Lawrie

Burke Defends American Colonies in Parliament by Lee Lawrie

Burke Defends American Colonies in Parliament

Lee Lawrie

Milton Defending Free Speech before Cromwell by Lee Lawrie

Milton Defending Free Speech before Cromwell

Lee Lawrie

The Writing of the Constitution of the United States by Lee Lawrie

The Writing of the Constitution of the United States

Lee Lawrie

The Signing of the Declaration of Independence by Lee Lawrie

The Signing of the Declaration of Independence

Lee Lawrie

The Signing of the Magna Carta by Lee Lawrie

The Signing of the magna Carta

Lee Lawrie

Ethelbert Codifies Anglo-Saxon Law by Lee Lawrie

Ethelbert Codifies Anglo-Saxon Law

Lee Lawrie

Justinian Codifies Roman Law by Lee Lawrie

Justinian Codifies Roman Law

Lee Lawrie

Orestes Before the Areopagites by Lee Lawrie

Orestes Before the Areopagites

Lee Lawrie

Plato Writing his Dialogues by Lee Lawrie

Plato Writing his Dialogues

Lee Lawrie

Moses Brings the Law from Sinai by Lee Lawrie

Moses Bringing the Law from Sinai

Lee Lawrie

Deborah Judging Israel by Lee Lawrie

Deborah Judging Israel

Lee Lawrie

The Judgement of Solomon by Lee Lawrie

The Judgement of Solomon

Lee Lawrie

Solon Gives a New Constitution to Athens by Lee Lawrie

Solon Giving a New Constitution to Athens

Lee Lawrie

The Publishing of the Twelve Tables in Rome by Lee Lawrie

The Publishing of the Twelve Tables in Rome

Lee Lawrie

The Establishment of the Tribunate of the People by Lee Lawrie

The Establishment of the Tribunate of the People

Lee Lawrie

Lewis and Clark Expedition by Hildreth Meière

Lewis and Clark Expedition

Hildreth Meière

French Fur Traders by Hildreth Meière

French Fur Traders

Hildreth Meière

Francisco Coronado by Hildreth Meière

Francisco Coronado

Hildreth Meière

Coming of the Cattlemen by Hildreth Meière

The Coming of the Cattlemen

Hildreth Meière

United States Survey by Hildreth Meière

United States Survey

Hildreth Meière

Homesteaders by Hildreth Meière

Homesteaders

Hildreth Meière

Spring Tilling by Augustus Vincent Tack

Spring Tilling

Augustus Vincent Tack

Summer Cultivation by Augustus Vincent Tack

Summer Cultivation

Augustus Vincent Tack

Fall Harvest by Augustus Vincent Tack

Fall Harvest

Augustus Vincent Tack

The Winter of Content by Augustus Vincent Tack

Winter of Content

Augustus Vincent Tack

Spring by Augustus Vincent Tack

Spring

Augustus Vincent Tack

Summer by Augustus Vincent Tack

Summer

Augustus Vincent Tack

Fall by Augustus Vincent Tack

Fall

Augustus Vincent Tack

Winter by Augustus Vincent Tack

Winter

Augustus Vincent Tack

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